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Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses legislation that would require all schools to test water for lead at a Statehouse news conference on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Senate President Stephen Sweeney discusses legislation that would require all schools to test water for lead at a Statehouse news conference on Monday, March 28, 2016. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lawmakers look to mandate lead tests in NJ schools

Dozens of New Jersey schools have tested positive for the contamination.

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Sandy damage in Highlands
Sandy damage in Highlands (Hope For Highlands)
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State Offers Sandy Victims Enhanced Green Rebates [AUDIO]

Replacing appliances or business equipment destroyed by Superstorm Sandy? There's a big financial incentive if you invest in energy efficient items.

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Power Lines
Flickr User Lynn Friedman
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PSE&G Plans For Future Storms [AUDIO]

Since Superstorm Sandy devastated New Jersey and knocked out power to millions of homes and businesses, the state's utilities have been faced with tough questions about what they can do to protect customers in the face of future weather disasters. One utility has responded with a comprehensive and pricey plan.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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NJ Offers Sandy Victims Energy Rebates [AUDIO]

Enhanced financial incentives are available for victims of Hurricane Sandy as they rebuild their homes and businesses.

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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Utility Companies Still Top Priority For State Agency [AUDIO]

Super-storm Sandy proved there are a lot of issues to be addressed by power companies. Should they raise substations? How can the infrastructure be improved? Should more power lines by underground?

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Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
Bruce Bennett, Getty Images
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NJ Lawmaker Seeks To Stop JCP&L Rate Hike [AUDIO]

Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, a member of the Telecommunications and Utilities Committee, feels Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L) should withdraw their recently submitted request to the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) for a $31.5 million rate hike in order to cover the costs of Hurricane Irene in September, 2011 and the snowstorm which followed in October that same year.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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NJ Utilities Continue To Defend Performance During Sandy [AUDIO]

The state's utility companies are defending their performance during Superstorm Sandy after being put in the hot seat once again by the State Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee.

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Statehouse
Statehouse (NJSenateRepublicans.com)
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JCP&L’s Rate Hike No Sure Thing, Says BPU [AUDIO]

To cover expenses incurred after Hurricane Irene and last year's surprise October ice storm and to pay for infrastructure upgrades, Jersey Central Power and Light (JCP&L) is requesting a $31 million a year rate increase.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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NJ Senator Grills JCP&L President On Sandy Response [AUDIO]

The heads of New Jersey's utility companies came before the State Senate Budget panel yesterday and got an earful from legislators about their post-Sandy response efforts.

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JCP+L utility trucks in a staging area in Ocean County (Facebook)
JCP+L utility trucks in a staging area in Ocean County (Facebook)
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JCP&L Wants a 1.2% Rate Hike – You Had to See That One Coming [POLL]

After seeing poor grades from the Senate Budget committee on their response to superstorm Sandy, JCP&L was taken to task for looking raise their rates 1.2% ...

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